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Riga: Jewish Heritage Tour

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US$ 141.25
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Pass By: Old City Riga (Vecriga), Kungu Iela 3 Riga, Riga 1050 Latvia

Meet your guide at the hotel for a private tour of the Jewish heritage in Riga.

Stop At: Zanis Lipke Memorial, Mazais Balasta dambis 8, Riga 1048 Latvia

Learn about Zanis, his wife Johanna with 25 other people creating an underground bunker to save Jews from Nazis.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Great Choral Synagogue Memorial, Gogola iela 25, Riga 1050 Latvia

Visit the memorial of the synagogue to remember the events of 1941.

Hundreds of Jewish refugees, from Latvia and Lithuania, were forced to the basement of Synagogue which was later intentionally burned to the ground. From this horrible past event, only ruins, a metal menorah, and memorial stone are left. 4th July, in Latvia, is still remembered, by a mark in a calendar, to honor and remember victims of the Holocaust. Since October 1990 Latvia has held an official commemoration event.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Museum "Jews in Latvia", Skolas iela 6, Centra rajons, Rīga, LV-1010, Latvia

Visit the Jewish Community Center functioning under the name

" Museum of Jews in Latvia" to learn about the modern community and the documented history of Jewish contribution to today’s Riga.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: The Museum of the Occupation of Latvia, Raina bulvaris 7, Riga 1050 Latvia

See how the Jewish population survived under different political powers and kept their identities throughout the years including the Soviet occupation.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Riga Synagogue, Peitavas St., 6/8, Riga Latvia

Visit the only working synagoue in Latvia in modern days.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Maskavas Nams, Marijas iela 7, Riga 1050 Latvia

Drive through a unique Jewish neighborhood: Maskavas Forstate Discover the historical quarter for the Jews in Riga dominated with the little wooden houses.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Riga Ghetto and Latvian Holocaust Museum, Maskavas iela 14a, Riga 1050 Latvia

Join your expert guide to walk through this very impressive museum of the Holocaust. See the list of the names of 70000 lost lives and photogpraphs.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Bikernieki Memorial, Bikernieku iela, Riga Latvia

See one of the largest sites of the Nazi terror victims. Find the symbolic altar placed in the center of the memorial with an inscription ‘’ O earth, cover not my blood and let my cry find no resting place’’. Walk through the numerous granite stones placed all around the territory, with names engraved of the different European cities- places of residence of Jews who were murdered in the Bikernieki forest.

Duration: 30 minutes
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Departure Point
Traveler pickup is offered
We can pick up from any address in Riga. Please specify the details of your accommodation.
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Departure Time
9:30 AM
  • Professional guide
  • Admission fees
  • Hotel pick up and drop off
  • Entry/Admission - Zanis Lipke Memorial
  • Entry/Admission - Great Choral Synagogue Memorial
  • Entry/Admission - Museum "Jews in Latvia"
  • Entry/Admission - The Museum of the Occupation of Latvia
  • Entry/Admission - Riga Ghetto and Latvian Holocaust Museum
  • Entry/Admission - Bikernieki Memorial
  • Lunch
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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  • Duration: 5h
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  • Hotel Pickup
  • Languages Offered: English
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